September 12, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at the ADLER PLANETARIUM
Measuring the Fundamental Nature of Space
Fermilab Experimental Astrophysics Group
We were honored to have Dr Stoughton speak about the Fermilab Holometer. It addresses the question "Are we living on a checkerboard and how big are the spaces?". The project has been in the making for five years, is still ongoing, and is now making measurements. It is a collaboration of Fermilab, The University of Chicago, and the University of Michigan.
The Fermilab Holometer is a new kind of instrument designed to study the quantum character of space itself. It measures the quantum coherence of location with unprecedented precision. Read more about the Holometer project at: http://holometer.fnal.gov/
Dr. Stoughton received his B.S. in physics at Notre Dame, and his Ph.D. in particle physics at Columbia University in 1987. In 1991, he joined the newly minted Experimental Astrophysics Group at Fermilab, working on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. He is also a member of the Fermilab Holometer project.